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‘Asean Ethnic Festival’ kicks off in colourful style on Friday

By Phatarawadee Phataranawik 
The Nation

 

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More than 100 Asian performers will showcase their colourful dances at the “Asean Ethnic Festival” in Bangkok this weekend.

 

Hosted by the Culture Ministry, the festival – part of the celebration of “137 Years of Rattanakosin under Royal Benevolence” – is designed to fit the theme of “Asean cultural diversity”.

 

Thailand has the chairmanship of Asean this year.

 

The festival will kick off at 6.30pm on Friday at the National Museum, where performers from Asean member states, except Brunei and Singapore, plus dancers from India and China will share their unique ethnic dances on the same stage.

 

On Saturday and Sunday, the troupes will perform at the Asean Cultural Centre on the 3rd floor of the Rachadamnoen Contemporary Art Centre, on Rachadamnoen Klang Avenue near the Democracy Monument. 

 

The shows start at 1pm and 3pm and admission is free, with the festival wrapping at the National Museum at 6pm on Sunday.

 

During the festival, dancers and cultural experts from Asean+ will also share and exchange knowledge and wisdom through performing arts, as well as seeking cooperation on cultural exchanges in the near future.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30365238

 

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1 hour ago, snoop1130 said:

On Saturday and Sunday, the troupes will perform at the Asean Cultural Centre on the 3rd floor of the Rachadamnoen Contemporary Art Centre, on Rachadamnoen Klang Avenue near the Democracy Monument. 

That could be the height of irony if the guy in the centre of the photo above makes an appearance near any Democracy Monument.

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8 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

That could be the height of irony if the guy in the centre of the photo above makes an appearance near any Democracy Monument.

Is he doing a Stevie Wonder impression .. 

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4 hours ago, bluesofa said:

That could be the height of irony if the guy in the centre of the photo above makes an appearance near any Democracy Monument.

 

The height of irony is that the man in the photograph is a senior member of a clique that has been bent upon eradicating cultural diversity in Thailand since the first coup of 1933.

 

At which time it was, of course, Siam.

 

Renaming it Thailand, in 1939, was part of the homogenising process.

 

Thaification - Wikipedia

"Thaification is a byproduct of the nationalist policies mandated by the Thai state after the Siamese coup d'état of 1933. The coup leaders, said to be inspired by Western ideas of an exclusive nation state, acted more in accordance with their close German nationalist and anti-democratic counterparts (pre-Nazi) to effect kingdom-wide dominance by the central Thai culture."

 

 

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4 hours ago, Justgrazing said:
4 hours ago, bluesofa said:

That could be the height of irony if the guy in the centre of the photo above makes an appearance near any Democracy Monument.

Is he doing a Stevie Wonder impression .. 

Very apt. There's none so blind that cannot see.

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Is that Nero fiddling?:cheesy:

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